Blue Hawaii


Action / Comedy / Musical

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 29%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67%
IMDb Rating 6.1 10 6637

Plot summary

January 31, 2019 at 12:13 AM


Norman Taurog

Top cast

Angela Lansbury as Sarah Lee Gates
Elvis Presley as Chad Gates
Gene LeBell as (uncredited)
Joan Blackman as Maile Duval
720p.WEB 1080p.WEB
846.24 MB
French 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 42 min
P/S 3 / 3
1.61 GB
French 2.0
23.976 fps
1 hr 42 min
P/S 1 / 15

Movie Reviews

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 7 / 10

extra for the music

Chad Gates (Elvis Presley) has come home to Hawaii after getting out of the Army. He is greeted by his girlfriend Maile Duval (Joan Blackman). He reunites with his surf buddies. His mother Sarah Lee (Angela Lansbury) wants him to take over the family business but he resists.

Before watching any of the his movies, Blue Hawaii would be my guess as the quintessential Elvis movie. The title, the song, and the sunshine are what I envisioned. It's slightly exotic but safely well within middle America. The songs are amazing. Blue Hawaii is already a good song and his Can't Help Falling in Love is an all-timer. The movie has Hawaii and its great locations. It's sunshine and waves. The story is nothing. The romantic chemistry is pedestrian. As a movie, it barely passes but I have to give this extra points for the iconic music.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 7 / 10

In Hawaii with The King of Rock and Roll

Elvis Presley was a hugely influential performer with one of the most distinctive singing voices of anybody. He embarked on a film career consisting of 33 films from 1956 to 1969, films that did well at the box-office but mostly panned critically (especially his later films) and while he was a highly charismatic performer he was never considered a great actor.

While not one of the top three Elvis films, those being 'King Creole', 'Flaming Star' and 'Jailhouse Rock', 'Blue Hawaii' is one of his better overall films. It's proof that his early films were actually pretty good, but unfortunately it was one of his last good ones when the formula started here wore increasingly thin and further suffered from looking less appealing and even the quality of the soundtracks and Elvis' acting wavering significantly.

'Blue Hawaii' could have been better. The formulaic story has occasional draggy spots due to the content not quite being enough to sustain the running time. While most of the soundtrack is great, there is a big difference between the best songs and the weakest, with a couple of songs that don't feel necessary, feel thrown in for the sake of it and are neither catchy or beautiful, particularly "Ito Eats" and "Splicin' Sand". The supporting cast is variable, annoying Jenny Maxwell and dull John Archer coming off worst.

However, Elvis looks natural and is very charismatic, as well as vocally and performance-wise being very much in prime. Personally thought Joan Blackman was appealing, likewise with her chemistry with Elvis, but Roland Winters and particularly Angela Lansbury fare best in support.

Visually, 'Blue Hawaii' is one of the most beautiful-looking Elvis films, along with 'King Creole' and 'Flaming Star'. It's beautifully shot and Hawaii entrances more than it ever has on film. Norman Taurog directs assuredly in by far one of his better outings with Elvis (there were 9 and the first two, the other two being 'GI Blues', are the best).

Most of the soundtrack is simply great, the highlight being the sublime "Can't Help Falling in Love", one of Elvis' most famous songs and it is impossible to not understand why. "No More", "Rock-a-Hula Baby", "Hawaiian Sunset" and "Hawaiian Wedding Song" are honourable mentions. The script is witty and there is enough of the story that amuses and charms.

In conclusion, good Elvis film, one of his better ones without being among his very best. 7/10 Bethany Cox

Reviewed by blanche-2 7 / 10

Can't help falling in love with Elvis

Elvis Presley was in great shape when he made "Blue Hawaii," which was a cut above the typical Elvis garbage films that Colonel Tom arranged for him to make later. This is a really fun film with some great numbers. I have always been partial to Rock A Hula - it's exuberant, it's sexy, it's Elvis. This film also features "Can't Help Falling in Love" and the "Hawaiian Wedding Song." Angela Lansbury has a great turn as Elvis' southern mother.

This film, with its big budget and great soundtrack, laid the groundwork for the Elvis movies made later. Unfortunately, as Parker had negotiated a percentage of each film, it didn't take him long to realize that the faster and cheaper they made them, the more money for him and, by extension, Elvis. In fact, later on, the songs done in the films were not specifically written for the particular film - they were simply unreleased songs that were bundled into an album as the movie soundtrack.

But when you see Blue Hawaii, don't dwell on any of that. Just enjoy the scenery and the young, healthy Elvis, with his whole post-Army life ahead of him. All 17 years of it.

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gnilearth February 02, 2019 at 09:44 am

A good one. Thanks. At least 720 is English language.

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